Having said that there are some coaches that make it all about them. I can't understand that. I have always wanted to coach. I never thought I would get to do that and coach my daughter too. It is a great thing. I have 2 rules for my kids. The first, no matter what level I am coaching, is to have fun. If they are not and don't want to be there, that makes my job so much harder. Araels team has this love for the game and a drive to be the best. You can't teach that. It makes my job so easy.
I think every coach has to take a look at why they started coaching in the first place. Initially it was my love for the game. Now, it's also my love for the kids. You have to take each win and each loss, no matter how bad, with some degree of etiquette. Which is defined as:
the code of ethical behavior regarding action among the
members of a profession in their dealings with each other.
We as coaches are held to a higher standard. We are expected to teach our kids the appropriate way to handle a win or a lose. I am proud of the way my teams have handled themselves.
For those of you who know where I am coming from, stay tuned.